Monday, 24 June 2019

Photos of the serious accident that intervened on the ferry in tadoussac.

A 40-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman suffered very serious injuries when their recreational vehicle plunged onto the Tadoussac ferry, violently striking the vessel at noon, causing Highway 138 to close until further notice. .

By mid-afternoon, the Sûreté du Québec could not say whether there was fear for the life of the man from Laval and the woman from Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon in Lévis. However, the images of the scene show a very violent impact.


According to the authorities, the recreational vehicle reportedly had a mechanical problem and the driver was unable to stop his vehicle on the slope leading to the embarkation zone, on the Tadoussac side. He would have hit a slider to finish partially on the ship.

"There was a big impact with a ferry. Both passengers of the motorized were seriously injured. For now, we do not know if there are other wounded, "says Hugues Beaulieu, spokesman for the SQ.

Cindy Desbiens of Clermont was a passenger on the ferry with her 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old boy when the accident occurred.
"We were on the bridge, high up. By the time I took a picture of my kids, I really saw the camper. He never braked and he took the bridge to land at the end of the boat, "she told the Journal.
The ferry had just left Tadoussac and was now a few meters from the wharf. The bridge was raised in the air, specifies Ms. Desbiens, so that the motorized "did a real hover", according to this witness.
"A few seconds before, he would have fallen on a vehicle [on board]. A few seconds later, he fell into the water. He really landed at the last second at the end of the ferry. "
She believes that the recreational vehicle was coming "at a good speed". "It sounds like brakes that did not work. We did not hear a brake sound. It was like in a movie. "

Significant damage
The motorized has suffered very significant damage and the recovery of the situation may be long, warns the SQ.
"He's not a camper anymore. There is nothing ... It's a cardboard box that has been crushed, "laments Cindy Desbiens.
Traffic is interrupted in both directions on Route 138 for an indefinite period. Motorists are invited to take Route 172 to the Saguenay.

To their relief, the authorities found that there was "no one below the motorized, no vehicle," says Hugues Beaulieu, of the SQ.
The Société des traversiers du Québec is collecting information on the accident.

"An accident happened a short time ago, confirmed Juliet Drolet, spokesman for the STQ. Our priority is to see passengers and employees and take care of them. Emergency services are on site. "
The STQ completed the landing of the ferry passages involved approximately two hours after the event.


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